Catherine Lacey is the author of four works of fiction: Nobody Is Ever Missing, The Answers, Certain American States, and Pew.


She is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of a 2016 Whiting Award, and earned an artists' fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. One of Granta Magazine's "Best of Young American Novelists," and she has been longlisted for the PEN/Jean Stein Award, NYPL's Young Lions Award, and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. She is shocked by and thankful for the translators who have made her books available in other languages.


With Forsyth Harmon, she co-authored The Art of the Affair, an illustrated guide to love and hate between dozens of twentieth century artists. Born in Mississippi, she now lives in Chicago.

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